Super Naughty Chocolate Whiskey Bacon Jam Bundt Cake – #BundtBakers

Super Naughty Chocolate Whiskey Bacon Jam Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Naughty or nice? Most definitely naughty. This month’s BundtBakers holiday theme let us choose which “N” word we preferred to base our Bundt cake recipe upon. So instead of sugar, and spice, and everything “Nice,” I chose to load my “Naughty” Bundt cake up with Chocolate, Whiskey, and Bacon, because that’s just how I roll. I’ve got a little bit of the Devil in me, and the Devil likes nothing more than Bacon, especially when it’s doused in Whiskey.

For all of you out there who think Chocolate and Bacon should never be allowed to play together, you are so very very wrong. I think they could be best friends for life. Sure they might get into a fight every once and a while over who flirts with Whiskey the most, but in the end they will always find their way back to one another. There’s nothing that a day of lounging around in pajamas, watching trash TV, and eating ice cream straight out of the carton can’t fix. Chocolate and Bacon don’t even mind swapping slobbery cooties while sharing the same spoon. They’re tight like that.

Sometimes being “Naughty” can be so very very “Nice.” Don’t believe me? Just talk to Whiskey. Oh, the tales he could tell you. You can’t even imagine the stories he could weave in which Chocolate and Bacon are concerned. Most are scandalous, shocking, seductive, and completely sinful. Those are all words you want your tongue to whisper as you take a tentative first bite out of this Bundt cake. It’s perfectly understandable to be leery at first, but after that first “Naughty” taste of sinfully sweet bacony goodness, I promise you that all doubts will disappear.

Super Naughty Chocolate Whiskey Bacon Jam Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Whiskey
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa
  • 1 Teaspoon Fleur de Sel
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Instant Espresso Coffee
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Chocolate Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Miniature Chocolate Chips

Whiskey Bacon Jam:

  • 1 1/2 Pounds of Thick-Cut Bacon
  • 2 Tablespoons Bacon Grease
  • 1 Cup Shallots, Finely Chopped
  • 2 Cups Sweet Yellow Onions, Finely Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Grated
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Whiskey
  • 1/2 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed

Super Naughty Chocolate Whiskey Bacon Jam Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Over medium heat, combine the butter, water, whiskey, cocoa, fleur de del, and espresso. Cook until the butter is completely melted; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking soda.
  4. In a small bowl, combine 1-tablespoon of the flour mixture with the miniature chocolate chips; set aside.
  5. Slowly whisk the liquid cocoa mixture into the large mixing bowl filled with flour.
  6. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, followed by the extracts, and then the sour cream.
  7. Fold the flour-coated chocolate chips into the cake batter with a silicone spatula.
  8. Pour the cake batter into a Bundt pan sprayed with cooking spray, and then bake for 50 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to rest for 2 hours, before removing it from the pan to cool completely.
  10. Top with Whiskey Bacon Jam.

Whiskey Bacon Jam:

  1. Cook the bacon until very crispy, and then allow it to drain on a paper towel lined plate. When the bacon has cooled enough to handle, chop or crumble it into small pieces, and then set it aside for later use.
  2. Place the shallots and onions in a saucepan with the bacon grease, over medium heat. Cook until caramelized, stirring every 3 to 5 minutes. Be patient, because this may take some time to accomplish.
  3. Stir in the garlic; cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  5. Slowly add in the whiskey, being careful not to burn the entire house down.
  6. Add the maple syrup, increase the heat to high, bring to a boil, and continue to cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  7. Add the vinegar and brown sugar, and continue to cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  8. Add the bacon to the saucepan, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 12 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
  9. Allow the jam to cool some before storing it in airtight glass containers.

Super Naughty Chocolate Whiskey Bacon Jam Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • Tossing the chocolate chips in a bit of flour, helps to keep them from settling at the bottom of the Bundt cake pan.
  • Tap the filled Bundt pan several times on the counter to eliminate air bubbles in the cake batter.
  • Make the Whiskey Bacon Jam ahead of time, and store it in either the refrigerator or freezer until use.
  • You will have a lot of leftover Whiskey Bacon Jam. Use it just as you would any other type of jam. It’s pretty darn amazing on toasted bread, ice cream, or grilled cheese sandwiches.

Super Naughty Chocolate Whiskey Bacon Jam Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

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Super Naughty Chocolate Whiskey Bacon Jam Bundt Cake – #BundtBakers

Super Naughty Chocolate Whiskey Bacon Jam Bundt Cake – #BundtBakers

Ingredients:

    Cake:
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Whiskey
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa
  • 1 Teaspoon Fleur de Sel
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Instant Espresso Coffee
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Chocolate Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Miniature Chocolate Chips
  • Whiskey Bacon Jam:
  • 1 1/2 Pounds of Thick-Cut Bacon
  • 2 Tablespoons Bacon Grease
  • 1 Cup Shallots, Finely Chopped
  • 2 Cups Sweet Yellow Onions, Finely Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Grated
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Whiskey
  • 1/2 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed

Directions:

    Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Over medium heat, combine the butter, water, whiskey, cocoa, fleur de del, and espresso. Cook until the butter is completely melted; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking soda.
  4. In a small bowl, combine 1-tablespoon of the flour mixture with the miniature chocolate chips; set aside.
  5. Slowly whisk the liquid cocoa mixture into the large mixing bowl filled with flour.
  6. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, followed by the extracts, and then the sour cream.
  7. Fold the flour-coated chocolate chips into the cake batter with a silicone spatula.
  8. Pour the cake batter into a Bundt pan sprayed with cooking spray, and then bake for 50 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to rest for 2 hours, before removing it from the pan to cool completely.
  10. Top with Whiskey Bacon Jam.
  11. Whiskey Bacon Jam:
  12. Cook the bacon until very crispy, and then allow it to drain on a paper towel lined plate. When the bacon has cooled enough to handle, chop or crumble it into small pieces, and then set it aside for later use.
  13. Place the shallots and onions in a saucepan with the bacon grease, over medium heat. Cook until caramelized, stirring every 3 to 5 minutes. Be patient, because this may take some time to accomplish.
  14. Stir in the garlic; cook for 30 seconds.
  15. Add the chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  16. Slowly add in the whiskey, being careful not to burn the entire house down.
  17. Add the maple syrup, increase the heat to high, bring to a boil, and continue to cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  18. Add the vinegar and brown sugar, and continue to cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  19. Add the bacon to the saucepan, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 12 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
  20. Allow the jam to cool some before storing it in airtight glass containers.
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  • Colleen

    Thanks! I think I am in love with it!

  • Kari Guastella

    This looks so decadent!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

    • Colleen

      Thanks Kari!

  • I love bacon and chocolate together, it’s such a great pairing! Your cake looks and sounds perfectly delicious. Thank you for participating this month!

    • Colleen

      Thank you!!! It was a fun month!

  • Lara Tartacadabra

    Wooow, this is some serious naughty and nice cake!! Spectacular combination, love everything with chocolate (yes everything, haha) and your jam looks absolutely delicious! Have a wonderful Christmas!

    • Colleen

      Happy Christmas to you as well!

  • Culinary Envy

    Can I just order one from you? I am putting that on my Christmas Wish List!

    • Colleen

      Wouldn’t that be something? I somehow feel as if this cake would not ship well! Perhaps Santa has superior shipping methods!

  • Wendy Klik

    Oh my, what a devilishly decadent cake!

    • Colleen

      Thank you Wendy!

  • Lauren Everson

    Haha – love it! Chocolate and bacon can definitely go together.
    Your cake just looks like the holidays! Beautiful.

    • Colleen

      Thanks Lauren!!!

  • ibakeheshoots

    chocolate, bacon, and whiskey are my jam. well done! #BundtBakers

    • Colleen

      Thanks!

  • priyasrinivasan

    Looks like lot of fun!!! Merry Christmas!!! 🙂

    • Colleen

      Merry Christmas to you as well.

  • All That’s Left Are The Crumbs

    Heck yes to being naughty, especially when in involves whiskey bacon jam in a bundt cake. I love sweet and salty together, and I’ve used bacon in a bundt before too and I agree that it plays very nicely.

    • Colleen

      Bacon forever!!!

  • Okay, it was really hard for me to get beyond the Gentleman’s Whiskey Bacon Jam and wanting to just get a spoon and eat it that way to see the cake (which looks amazing). 🙂 Merry Christmas!

    • Colleen

      There may have been an extra spoon or two of jam that mysteriously disappeared!

  • Renee Dobbs

    Oh wow. Just WOW! You’ve outdone yourself with this one.

  • What a beautiful bundt!! This sounds so intriguing and delicious. My I would love to try this. Outstanding! xo, Catherine

    • Colleen

      Thanks Catherine!